Friday, 8 January 2010

Emotional Baggage

I've been slipping and sliding treacherously on this weight loss track for a good couple of months now.
Thoughts of "Can I REALLY do this?" , "What's the point?", and "I really don't care any more" have been bouncing around with all too alarming frequency.

Til now.

I've just finished packing my stuff to go back to Uni. And there are two MASSIVE changes to my attitude as a result.

1) There's an awful lot more going back to uni than came home with me before christmas. That's because I'm FITTING BACK INTO MY OLD CLOTHES!
You may recall I packed everything that didnt fit away in size order before I went back to uni after the summer. TONS of that stuff fits again now. And lots of the old stuff is going immediately on ebay when I get to uni - I'll link you to the page when i've listed it. Maybe you've lost a lot of weight already and need some new and lovely clothes in the next size down - lets see how many people can slim into and out of any one of these skirts and dresses!

Really, really excitedly...

2) I've got a large wheely rucksack. It is stuffed to the very last inch with all my folders and books for uni. It's incredibly heavy. I can barely lift it. I thought I'd weigh it and see just how heavy it was...

It weighs in at 2 and a half stone.

Which is just about exactly how much weight I've lost so far.

And I can barely lift it, it's that heavy.

Just the thought that I've gotten rid of that much excess fat, weight and utter misery is enough to make me cry with joy.

And I now have a much better understanding of just how much I've achieved.

I'm capable of losing so much more than that. And that is starting right now.

I really, really reccomend this little project for all you people who've lost some weight, but are beginning to plateau, to lose momentum, to lose faith.

Go get a bag. A big bag. Or a suitcase, whatever.
Put  it on the scales.
Start grabbing items and stuffing them in. books, groceries, small get the picture.
Keep on doing it til the scales read out at however many pounds you've lost so far.

Now lift that bag.

Thats some pretty heavy emotional baggage you've been clinging on to. Let it go now.

You're SO much thinner.
And you can do so much more.


  1. It's fab when you get back into your old clothes. I'm now at the stage where all my smaller clothes are now getting a bit big and I need to buy brand new clothes. :o)
    What a great idea filling up a suitcase and trying to lift it. It does make you wonder how the heck you managed to lug that extra weight around all the time.
    You're sounding eager to continue with your weight loss journey. You're doing really well. x

  2. Good idea! I think I'll ask if I can borrow my cousin's four year old to carry around for a couple of hours! :-D

  3. I can't wait until I get into my old clothes! Very inspiring!

  4. ooooh brand new clothes...
    they make me so very happy!
    and carrying around a four year old is pretty certain to work off a bit of chocolate!
    best of luck on your clothes-fitting-into journeys!